Thursday, January 17, 2013

Progress.

Kerri has been typing every day using a free online program called "Dance Mat Typing".  You can get it by clicking here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Her biggest complaint is that the main character speaks with a "weird" accent (to her) so she has a hard time understanding him.  But in less than 15 minutes, she was positioning her fingers correctly and typing words without looking  down at the keyboard, since the program displays an onscreen aide.  I call that progress!

Kerri has also been studying her lines in French for today.  She will be speaking (alone!) at the school assembly/mass.  Daddy has been helping her with her pronunciation, and Mommy has been preparing her in case anyone laughs at her.  Why they picked her to do this is beyond me, but she welcomed the challenge to overcome her shyness and tackle speaking sentences in French (words she has never heard or said before).

And yesterday, she finally did her first hand stand all alone at gymnastics!  She still has a long way to go, but she is having so much fun that I went ahead and signed her up for the next session as well.

So the past few days for Kerri have been all about making progress.  My heart is so happy.

Life with Kerri is learning.


3 comments:

RamblingMother said...

This is good to know. Way to go Kerri!

Alyson and Ford said...

Good luck speaking French!
We will try the typing program you found. AA is just learning how to do a cart-wheel too. She really is not a fan of gymnastics so we will have to prod her to learn.
Happiness in 2013!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Tammie said...

I know that Kerri will overcome anything in her way. She is just a persistent kind of person. We are so very proud of all of her accomplishments.

Go ahead Kerri. Rock their world! We're all there behind you cheering you on.